The Snake in the Grass

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The Snake in the Grass is a play by I.R. Taylor (fl mid 1800s).

The original text

Probably written in 1867 by the local Cape Town author, I.R. Taylor and suggested to have been an original work, the play may have been inspired by (or based on) The Snake in the Grass , a serial novel by Pierce Egan the Younger (The London Journal , 8 May 1858 - 27 Nov. 1858, in No. 720).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867-8: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret Company as part of their repertoire during their 1867-1868 season in Cape Town.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.295

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